01-19-2012 11:54 PM
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01-20-2012 11:49 AM
agree with steel wool and epoxy or superglue (i use Duco two-ton clear weld epoxy) drywall screws have a good diameter and thread pitch, but theyre awfully brittle; tend to snap under shear force
Steel wool and crazy glue work well. Crazy glue soaks into the surrounding wood and makes it harder. The steel wool holds well against the threads. Match sticks are a soft wood. Tooth picks are better. I wouldnt use wood glue though. Epoxy of Crazy glue are better. I do suggest you just get better screws though. I found those brown drywall screws to be perfect. They are much better than many tapered strap screws. The threads are deeper and you can get them longer so they're hold in virgin wood as well as rethreadb the old screw hole. Shoudnt have to dril a pilot hole either. Depending on the strap button you may have to grind the scre end to fit into the strap button, but even on the locking strap buttons I have they screw in flush with the top.
01-20-2012 11:53 AM
this is a good point, and one ive considered since most of my guitars are sporting dunlops ive had an entirely different problem with schallers, though---the nut that secures the assembly to the strap can loosen over time---i suppose a couple drops of blue loc-tite could help that
you may want to look at other strap locks. dunlops "plug in" at the end of the button, giving max. lever arm to work the button screw in its hole. i switched to schallers for this reason. just sayin'...
01-20-2012 12:05 PM
agree with steel wool and epoxy or superglue (i use Duco two-ton clear weld epoxy)
drywall screws have a good diameter and thread pitch, but theyre awfully brittle; tend to snap under shear force
01-20-2012 12:15 PM
They are allot tougher than most think. They do make them in steel which will bend before snapping but I been using them
for a good 20 years with builds with no issues. I have a few builds where I use them to hold necks on too and work like a champ.
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01-27-2012 07:44 PM
Actually you can use thicker screws if you modify them by making the head small enough to still fit in the strap lock. Chuck the larger screw into a drill and then run it with the side of the screw head against a file to take off enough outer part of the head to fit. I had to do this on a couple of guitars because the original strap button screw was bigger than the screw that came with the strap locks. I can't remember if I also had to enlarge the hole in the base of the strap lock button. I did this about ten years ago and they have never come loose. Just make sure you leave enough material so the screw won't ever pull through the button hole.
I cant use thicker screws either because of the strap locks.
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